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5 Top Habits to Help You Stress Less About Your Finances
If your finances are a constant source of stress and anxiety, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, 40 percent of American adults say they would have a tough time covering an unexpected expense of $400 or more, according to the... Full Story The post 5 Top Habits to Help You Stress Less About Your Finances appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How to Set Yourself Up for Success During the Holidays
What’s in store for your credit this holiday shopping season?  Holiday shopping season is upon us. Whether you’re looking for a good deal on something you’ve wanted for a while or finalizing a list of gifts, there’s one thing you... Full Story The post How to Set Yourself Up for Success During the Holidays appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How to Save Money in Just 6 Simple Steps
You probably already know you need to save more money — but where do you start? The thought of stockpiling away funds isn’t glamorous, but learning some simple tricks for how to save money as early as possible will be... Full Story The post How to Save Money in Just 6 Simple Steps appeared first on MintLife Blog.

The Scariest Things to Happen to Your Budget
I’ve been kicking around an idea for a scary movie. The main character leads a fairly normal life with a stable job, an affordable apartment and a partner to share expenses with. Things are going well. Then one day, they... Full Story The post The Scariest Things to Happen to Your Budget appeared first on MintLife Blog.

10 Ways to Save Money on Halloween Decorations
If you live a frugal lifestyle, holidays can test your commitment to thriftiness. It feels silly to spend money on decor, tableware and lawn ornaments that only come out for a few weeks a year. But that’s the point of... Full Story The post 10 Ways to Save Money on Halloween Decorations appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How to Keep Your Budget in Check this Holiday Season
Ah, the holidays. Amid the cheer, festive gatherings with loved ones, and stress from the inevitable craziness, if not careful, they could put a serious dent on your credit cards. While it’s certainly not news that the holidays happen every... Full Story The post How to Keep Your Budget in Check this Holiday Season appeared first on MintLife Blog.

What the Finance is a Debt Repayment Plan
Is your debt stressing you out? If so, we promise you’re not alone. Especially if you are financing a home. According to the Center for Microeconomic Data, mortgage balances—the largest component of household debt—rose by $60 billion during the second... Full Story The post What the Finance is a Debt Repayment Plan appeared first on MintLife Blog.

Lessons Learned from 6 Years Without a Car
If you’ve ever considered going car-free, I’m here to tell you to take the plunge. Over the last 6 years I’ve lived in 3 different cities, sans car (much to my suburban mother’s amazement). I got rid of my car... Full Story The post Lessons Learned from 6 Years Without a Car appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How to Kickstart an Emergency Fund
Besides having a spending plan and saving for retirement, one of the major tenets of financial wellness is to have a healthy emergency fund. But the reality is that when you’re juggling multiple financial priorities—or simply have a rough time... Full Story The post How to Kickstart an Emergency Fund appeared first on MintLife Blog.

Fall Into These Good Credit Habits
Good habits are the foundation of a stable life. Little things like exercise, hygiene, meditation and reading can have a tremendous impact if done consistently. It’s about taking a holistic approach to improving and maintaining yourself day in and day... Full Story The post Fall Into These Good Credit Habits appeared first on MintLife Blog.